Saturday, November 10, 2007

Milani legal writing competition

Mercer's School of Law and the ABA host an annual writing competition in honor of Mercer’s former legal writing professor, Adam Milani.  It is one of the few competitions for student-written briefs – not academic papers -- which means many students have papers already written for classes that they could submit.   The prizes can be as high as $1,000.

This year the list of permissible topics has been expanded.  Professors involved in any law school course in which court briefs are written might consider using one of these topics for an assignment:

-disability law;

-the Civil Rights Act of 1964;

-Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972;

-Age Discrimination in Employment Act;

-Family and Medical Leave Act;

-a state statute or municipal ordinance prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. 

The deadline for submission is June 1.  Further details are posted on the Mercer website at:

hat tip:  Professor Linda Edwards


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